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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 13. Housing
Agency 5. Department Of Housing And Community Development
Chapter 51. Virginia Statewide Fire Prevention Code
9/25/2021

13VAC5-51-144. IFC Chapter 30 Industrial Ovens.

A. Change Section 3001.1 to read:

3001.1 Scope. This chapter shall apply to the maintenance and operation of industrial ovens and furnaces. Industrial ovens and furnaces shall comply with the applicable maintenance provisions of NFPA 86, the applicable building code, and this chapter. The terms "ovens" and "furnaces" are used interchangeably in this chapter.

B. Change Section 3001.2 to read:

3001.2 Permits. Permits shall be required as set forth in Section 107.2.

C. Change Section 3003.1 to read:

3003.1 Ventilation. Ventilation or combustion air for industrial ovens or furnaces shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

D. Change Section 3003.4 to read:

3003.4 Temperatures. Unless otherwise approved by the applicable building code, roofs and floors of ovens shall maintain insulation and ventilation to prevent temperatures at combustible ceilings and floors from exceeding 160°F (71°C).

E. Change Section 3004.1 to read:

3004.1 Fuel-gas piping. Fuel-gas piping serving industrial ovens shall be maintained in accordance with this section and remain in accordance with the applicable building code.

F. Change Section 3004.2 to read:

3004.2 Shutoff valves. Manual fuel shutoff valves for industrial ovens or furnaces shall be maintained in accordance with the applicable building code.

G. Change Section 3004.2.1 to read:

3004.2.1 Fuel supply lines. Valves for fuel supply lines shall be located within 6 feet (1829 mm) of the appliance served.

Exception: When a valve located in the same general area as the appliance served has been approved in accordance with the applicable building code.

H. Change Section 3004.3 to read:

3004.3 Valve position. Manual fuel shutoff valves shall be maintained to visually indicate the open or closed position of the valve. Manual fuel shutoff valves shall not be equipped with removable handles or wrenches unless the handle or wrench can only be installed parallel with the fuel line when the valve is in the open position.

I. Change Sections 3005.1, 3006.1, and 3006.2 to read:

3005.1 Shut down. Interlocks shall be maintained for Class A ovens so that conveyors or sources of flammable or combustible materials shall shut down if either the exhaust or recirculation air supply fails.

3006.1 Required protection. Fire-extinguishing systems provided for Classes A and B ovens that contain or are utilized for the processing of combustible materials shall be maintained in accordance with Chapter 9.

3006.2 Fixed fire-extinguishing systems. Fixed fire-extinguishing systems shall be maintained in accordance with Chapter 9 for Class C or D ovens to protect against such hazards as overheating, spillage of molten salts or metals, quench tanks, ignition of hydraulic oil, and escape of fuel.

Statutory Authority

§ 27-97 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 30, Issue 16, eff. July 14, 2014; amended, Virginia Register Volume 34, Issue 18, eff. October 16, 2018; Volume 37, Issue 14, eff. July 1, 2021.

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